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Weather Sites - top tips

This section should help newer members and visitors especially and could be a useful reminder to some 'old hands'.

Using the links at left hand side of our homepage ....

xcweather (labelled 'weather') - gives a forecast for the club's postcode location. If you want any of the other maps/views for this site just select 'home' at its top left, then put the cursor on Manchester and on Leeds/Bradford (or anywhere else in the country). This site gives a  fairly reliable wind forecast for Watergrove.

Windguru - is centred on WPWC (like xcweather now is). The top section of the page uses the same weather model as xcweather, but shows more days ahead. Ignore the lower sections - these models always over-predict wind strength at WPSC.

BBC - doesn't seem to be as accurate as xcweather for WPWC. The BBC can under-predict the wind speed, though its temperatures are more accurate than xc, especially in the Winter. And the BBC is more accurate than xcweather for Fleetwood.

Our webcam and wind speed links show current conditions at the Club. If these are working (not always the case as we lack mains electricity) they are best for current conditions. It could be different, though, by the time you get to the Club and rigged up!

And finally, here are some sites which we couldn't squeeze onto the homepage.

Weather Underground - is a weather station about 1.5 miles away in Wardle and 120ft lower down. It gives wind speed in km/h every 5 minutes (20km/h = 11knots = 13mph)! Be sure to scroll to bottom of page to make sure current reading is actually current as the weather station very often isn't working properly.

bigsalty   It seems to use the same weather model as xcweather, but what is particularly good is that it has a number of North West locations listed.

fleetwood   This is a weather station giving actual readings. May be worth a look at from time to time to compare with other forecasts. Experience indicates that xcweather may under-predict wind speed at Fleetwood and the BBC may be more accurate.




Dave B - 18/03/2018 - 09:07

Good decision, Roads have not been gritted here and I didn't want to miss the AGM as I havn't missed one for 30 years.

JohnL - 18/03/2018 - 08:57

AGM POSTPONED! We’ll let you know a new date when we have one.

paul n - 18/03/2018 - 08:04

Hello all,not looking great in the Oldham area snowing at the moment drifting around me I think it's a health and safety situation I'm all for cancelling the AGM too risky.

Dave B - 17/03/2018 - 18:26

Is the AGM still on for tomorrow? just thinking about the snow, loads here.

JohnL - 16/03/2018 - 16:10

Hot news - boiler is fixed courtesy of Andy Pepper and Dave Martin!

davemonks - 16/03/2018 - 09:56

Anybody thinking of sailing today

davemonks - 13/03/2018 - 20:39

Anybody up tommorow if it's windy

JohnL - 13/03/2018 - 20:20

Water and electricity are working fine again thanks to Andy Pepper. The boiler may not be working though, due to water damage. We'll update if/when it's fixed.

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